Land Use

The Urban Conservancy’s Dana Eness is April’s Newsmaker (video)

The slow creep of concrete that seems to be taking over New Orleans will be the subject of our April April-2015-newsmaker16 “Breakfast with the Newsmakers: A Look Behind the Headlines.”

In a city beset with drainage issues, the paving of your neighbor’s front yard has an impact on your property and the surrounding ones.

Dana Eness, executive director of The Urban Conservancy, will be interviewed by Karen Gadbois, who has reported on the technical and legal issues of concrete front yards.

We invite you to read the following related articles:

Lots of paving, no permit: Board of Zoning Adjustment to review more concrete lawns

Event details

Date: Thursday, April 16

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Questions: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and access points.

Click below to watch a recording of the event.

The Lens – Breakfast with the Newsmakers – Dana Eness from Jason Berry on Vimeo.


Special thanks to our sponsors: LCI Workers’ Comp, The Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation and Basin St. Station.

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Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly business-social event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are open to the public. They are free to Lens members, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.

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About Anne Mueller

As the Development director Mueller leads The Lens’ fundraising efforts including foundations, major gifts, annual giving, events, sponsorship and prospect research. She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in New Orleans, New York City and Oxford, MS. Her professional experience include The National World War II Museum and A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Bennington College (VT) and a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. She can be reached at (504) 258-1624.

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